Status: Improving

  
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Improving

Most Recent Data:
94.0 percent (2019)

Target:
95.7 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
93.5 percent of females giving birth reported not smoking during pregnancy in 2018

Increase abstinence from cigarette smoking among pregnant women

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Smoking during pregnancy is related to birth defects, preterm birth, and sleep-related deaths in infants. Providing screening and counseling during prenatal care visits can help pregnant women stop smoking. Population-based interventions — like cigarette price increases, media campaigns, and comprehensive smoke-free laws — can also help prevent pregnant women from smoking.